House Sold at
17 Picton Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland City

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A Place for Entertaining or Peaceful Reflection

A house that was once renowned for its wild parties and high living is today a cosmopolitan home and a magnet for more sophisticated entertaining. It is the 2 living spaces that define the considerable ambience of this grand home.
The big space at the rear, which opens through 3 sets of towering double doors to the patio and garden, is an impressive living area, with room for a grand piano. It is purposely anti-minimalist, accommodating an eclectic mix of contemporary art, classic modern design, antiques and books, which occupy the built-in bookcases that line one wall. You could be in a drawing room in a European villa. It is here that friends and family will gather around a large dining table to eat and be merry. While this living space is large and bold, the 2nd living space, with its gas fire, is cosy and intimate. This is a place to read or watch TV. Doors open from here to a verandah where you can sit amongst the plane trees, which Picton St is famous for, and watch the street life below.
The professionally designed gardens that surround the home offer peaceful respite from the bustling manic existence of the city fringe. This will be your al fresco summer dining space. But if entertaining guests becomes a bit too much, the newly established culinary delights of Ponsonby Central beckon just up the street.
This is a home to savour, whether it is your nature to be on display or to hide away.

17 Picton StreetFreemans Bay ACKLND 1011 NZ
-36.855853 174.749066

Agent Reviews

Mark & Leslie

From the outset, Daryl's focus was on ensuring that he presented our property well in the market, that we had as much information as he could provide to enable us to make good decisions about selling our home, and that he made the process as easy for us as he could. Throughout, he was highly professional, practical and realistic and achieved a fair balance between providing recommendations and giving us space to make our own decisions. We feel that he was considerate of our needs, marketed our property well, and worked hard on our behalf to achieve a very satisfactory result.

Greg & Alex- Freemans Bay

Dear Daryl, Thank you for your exceptional work on the recent sale of our property at the above address. We were both impressed with your highly professional approach throughout the marketing process. You actively sourced potential buyers from an extensive network and database, which proved invaluable for our sale process. We have experienced the sale process before and, in the past, have found it rather a negative experience, hearing potential market feedback after open homes. However, you kept it positive and yet realistic and surpassed our expectations on the sale price you found for us. We would not hesitate to recommend you as an agent to any interested vendors.
Daryl managed the marketing, auction and subsequent sale of my house while I had to make an unplanned and urgent trip to Europe. I was kept updated at all times with both informal and formal reports via different media, as he had promised, throughout the marketing phase. During the auction and post auction processes Daryl supported each option I had to consider with clear advice enabling me to come out of the process with no doubt that I made the right decision. I would not hesitate to ask Daryl to do the same again. Jane

Daryl Spense- 259 Ponsonby Rd

"I'd like to thank you for your good work on selling our house and getting a price & deal we are very happy with. This is the eighth property I have sold over the years and you have been by far the most professional agent I have dealt with. I don't think you could have done any better. We felt we were informed right the way through. The fact that you were a straight talker was great too. So we are very happy clients and we'll definitely recommend you to anyone we know who is selling or buying." - Adam Ward and Rebecca Lloyd

Daryl Spense- 259 Ponsonby Rd

"Daryl is a high energy, professional, enthusiastic, dedicated and inspired man. He attended my 'Voice of Leadership' course and I was impressed with how he immersed himself in the experience and really demonstrated his commitment to be the best he could be. He was engaging and personable and presented himself with strength and confidence." - Sally Mabelle